Resource Box for SERVE Mission Trips
Our SERVE Resource Box contains many valuable resources for your church youth group as you are preparing to be a part of a SERVE missions experience (or see host team resources). Below, you will find a planning calendar, promotional ideas to build momentum, communication tools for your parents and students, registration information, and much more! If you have any questions about the downloadable resources below or need any additional information, we are happy to help! You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-616-241-5616. We look forward to you and your group being a part of SERVE and we hope the resources below are helpful in your preparation!
- SERVE Planning Calendar
At a glance of some reminders and deadlines to keep planning easy
- SERVE 2020 Theme Video
- Invite Card
Your students can hand these cards out to their friends who may be interested
- Theme Social Media Post
- Printable Posters
- Bulletin Inserts
Can be used for promotion to your youth group or entire church congregation
- PowerPoint Backgrounds
- Slide 1
- Slide 2
- Slide 3
- Slide 4
- 7 Day Countdown to SERVE social media-ready images
- Wallpapers for Computers and Phones
- Desktop Option One | Option Two
- iPad Option One | Option Two
- iPhone, iPhone Plus, iPhoneX
- Feel free to email email@example.com with any other logo or image requests for use in your promotions.
- SERVE Planning Calendar -2020 Edition Coming Soon!
At-a-glance look of some reminders and deadlines to keep planning easy
- Consent to Travel Form
Form that parents of participants sign for traveling
- 2020 SERVE Liability Waiver Form – Coming Soon!
Every participant attending SERVE MUST complete and bring this form with them to their mission site
- Scholarship Application
Funds may be available if financial assistance is needed
- Registration Form – Coming Soon!
Use this form to register or to collect information from students and then register your entire group at one time online here »
- 110 Fundraising Ideas for Mission Trips
Leader Expectations & Resources
- Pre-Trip Leaders’ Meeting Outline
A detailed and editable outline to cover important information for adults who are interested in serving as a leader at SERVE
- Pre-Trip Leaders’ Meeting PowerPoint
Slides to accompany the Leaders Meeting outline (linked to above)
- Covenant for Participants
Overview of the guidelines for participating in SERVE mission trips
- Responsibilities of Adults
Overview of the responsibilities of serving as an adult leader
- Student Handbook
Guidelines and expectations of students participating in SERVE
- Leader Handbook
Guidelines and expectations of adults participating in SERVE
- Guidelines for Building Relationships
Practical advice for building relationships with students
- Guidelines for Serving Safely
Guidelines for ensuring students and adults work safely
- Guidelines for Leading Small Group Discussions
Useful points about leading your small group in meaningful conversations
- What We Believe
Youth Unlimited’s Statement of Faith
- Share Your SERVE Photos!
We would love to see the photos you took throughout the week! Sharing your photos with us also means you may see them show up in Youth Unlimited promotional materials all year long.
Pre-Trip & Post-Trip Resources:
- How to Plan a Mission Trip
7 things to do when planning a mission trip for teens
- Steps to Create a Lasting Impact
Pre- and post-trip resources to continue the momentum of SERVE after the mission trip
- Post-trip Teaching Ideas
Teaching ideas for your group or congregation
- Parent’s Letter
An informative letter for parents explaining the week and mission
- Parent’s Meeting Outline
A detailed and editable outline to cover important information and vision for the parents of students who would like to attend SERVE
- Parent’s Meeting PowerPoint
Slides to accompany the Parent Meeting outline mentioned above
- Theme Summary for 2020 – Coming Soon!
- Commissioning Litany – Coming Soon!
Many churches use this the Sunday before students and leaders depart for SERVE
- Word Document Download
- PowerPoint Download